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Nita Stanley, 93, of Gainesville

Nita Yarbrough Stanley, 93, of Gainesville died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Stanley was born September 18, 1918 in Taylor to David Arthur Yarbrough and Maggie Raulerson Yarbrough. She was a graduate of Taylor High School class of 1938 and moved to Gainesville shortly after graduation. She was a retired business owner and member of Countryside Baptist Church, Gainesville.

She married Thomas Mark­­ham on Feb. 19, 1939 and he was killed in action in WWII on January 9, 1945. She remarried on June 26, 1948 to John Elliot Stanley, her husband of 50 years who preceded her in death on January 6, 1999. She was also preceded in death by brothers Lewis, Leo, Roy, Artie, Ed and John Yarborough and sister Elna.

Survivors include sister Darcy Buckner of Houston, TX; sons Larry (Gloria) Markham of Henderson, KY and Robert Markham of Ocala; grandsons John Markham of Gainesville and Coby Markham of Evansville IN; great-grandchildren Trevor and Travis Markham of Gainesville and Thomas Mark­ham of Henderson, KY.

The family will receive friends on May 4 from 5-7 pm at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23RD Ave., Gainesville. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5 at the funeral home chapel at 12:30 pm with procession and burial to follow at Jonesville Cemetery.

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